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Malian soldiers deploy in Kidal after six year absence

More than 200 Malian troops reached the northern city Kidal on Thursday, the army said, the military’s first permanent deployment there since being chased...

Nigerien soldiers killed

Suspected Islamist militants killed 25 soldiers and wounded six in an attack on an army post in west Niger near the Mali border, government...

Burkina Faso killings condemned

Gunmen killed 24 soldiers in an attack on an army unit in Burkina Faso, the deadliest yet in the West African nation’s fight against...

Burkina Faso investigating troop execution claims

The Burkina Faso military launched an investigation after a rights group accused the army of carrying out executions during a recent operation in which...

Unidentified attackers torch three vehicles, kill two in Rwanda’s south

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Unidentified attackers torched three passenger vehicles in southern Rwanda on Saturday, killing two and injuring eight, the Ministry of Defence said, adding the military...

Generals killed in Somali blast

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Nine Somali soldiers including two generals were killed by a blast just outside Mogadishu, militants and an army official said. Islamist group...

Child soldiers remain trapped in South Sudan – UN

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Thousands of child soldiers dragged into South Sudan's civil war are unlikely to be freed soon because aid agencies lack funds to...

Ethiopian soldiers marched with “nefarious aims”

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Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said soldiers who marched on his palace last week had "nefarious aims" to stop reforms and defended...

Ethiopia soldiers who marched on palace wanted to abort reforms

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Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said soldiers who marched to his palace last week had "nefarious aims" and wanted to abort the...

Ethiopia PM meets soldiers on pay increases

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Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed reached an agreement with several hundred soldiers who marched on his office to demand pay rises and...

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Presidential pep talk on Armed Forces Day

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President Cyril Ramaphosa had his Commander-in-Chief cap on when he addressed the country’s airmen, military medics, sailors and soldiers in Polokwane last Friday. Sadly, he...